The Division of Financial Affairs (DFA) supports Cornell University's missions, priorities, and initiatives by establishing policies, processes, and systems that promote careful and responsible management and protection of Cornell's financial resources. DFA contributes significantly to Cornell's financial health by achieving compliance with laws and regulations through sound accounting and business practices, implementing proper internal controls, providing the data and systems used in analysis and processing to make better decisions, and educating individuals responsible for financial transactions to allow them to do their jobs effectively.
Financial Information Services (FIS) is seeking a Financial Analytics Specialist to work within a team of reporting and analytics experts to provide business intelligence solutions that meet DFA's and university analytics and visualization needs. The Financial Analytics Specialist is instrumental in leveraging leading practices and using advanced analytical techniques to build impactful insights that drive improved financial decision-making across the university.
In this role, you will...
Coordinate with DFA leaders, University Audit Office (UAO), and other stakeholders on internal control analytics and monitoring tools consistent with DFA initiative objectives through assessment and evaluation of innovative data architecture and analytics solutions and their appropriate fit.
Develop and maintain effective and efficient processes for timely and ongoing assurance of financial risk management and control systems.
Generate intuitive financial measures including industry standard performance ratios and projections.
Provide user support and quality control for applications and published analytics.
Monitor systems for availability and reliability.
Analyze reported issues, follow through to satisfactory resolution, and communicate to impacted users.
As subject matter expert, advise, consult, train, and provide guidance in the use and selection of appropriate financial information from financial systems, dashboards and ad hoc reporting.
You will have...
Bachelor's degree with three to five years in data management with strong information delivery knowledge, analytical skills, and ability to maximize use ofreporting tools or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Advanced knowledge of business intelligence applications including databases, warehouses, and reporting tools with experience with commonly used reporting and analytics tools such as Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access), SQL or equivalent.
Proven customer service, excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
Ability to collaborate effectively and efficiently with co-workers and multiple levels of management regarding financial information delivery.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, set priorities to manage multiple demands, and work independently.
Ability to effectively use, maintain and share documents in cloud-based, collaborative environments using applications in Office 365, OneNote, Visio, Box, SharePoint, and Zoom.
Master's degree in an associated field of study such at data science, business analytics, information science, or statistical analysis.
Financial accounting background.
Knowledge of machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, data modeling, data mining, data governance, or user experience design.
Experience using ACL data analysis software program (aka Galvanize).
Broad knowledge of administrative functions and systems at Cornell or other institution of higher education.
No Visa sponsorship available for this position.
No relocation assistance available for this position.
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Informatics/Data Analyst III
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